Climate, Energy and Water: Managing Trade-offs, Seizing Opportunities

Climate, Energy and Water: Managing Trade-offs, Seizing Opportunities

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 3/19/2015
EAN 9781107029163, ISBN10: 1107029163

Hardcover, 352 pages, 25.9 x 18.5 x 2 cm
Language: English

With the global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, our capacity to provide enough food, water and energy relies on our understanding and management of the complex interdependencies in the climate-energy-water nexus. This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the interdependencies between these sectors and the knock-on consequences of those interactions for other sectors, such as food production and biodiversity conservation. The interdisciplinary nature of the book across the three sectors of climate, energy and water means that it will be valuable for advanced students, researchers and policymakers across a broad range of fields, including environmental/energy/water/climate policy, environmental economics, climate science, hydrology, ecology and geography.

justifying, extending and applying 'nexus' thinking in the quest for sustainable development Stephen Dovers, Karen Hussey and Jamie Pittock
1. Water resources, climate change and energy Albert van Dijk
2. Implications of climate change for energy systems in a multisectoral context Thomas J. Wilbanks
3. Fossil fuels and water Nicole T. Carter
4. Renewable energy and water Nadia Madden and Mike Pasqualetti
5. Hydropower within the climate, energy and water nexus Jeffrey J. Opperman, Joerg Hartmann and David Harrison
6. Water and biofuels Anna Dalla Marta, Francesca Orlando, Marco Mancini and Simone Orlandini
7. Trade-offs and synergies between water and energy use in rural Australia Shahbaz Mushtaq, Tek N. Maraseni and Kathryn Reardon-Smith
8. Management of the urban energy-water nexus Steven Kenway
9. Managing the electricity-water nexus in China, France, India and the United States Benjamin K. Sovacool and Ajith Rao
10. Cross-sectoral governance of the climate, energy and water sectors Karen Hussey and Greg Oliver
11. Regulation of the nexus Jacqueline Peel
12. Climate, energy and water
the potential roles and limitations of markets Neil Byron
13. Strategies to mainstream climate change, energy, water and food-security nexus knowledge and skills Michael Smith and Georges Dyer
14. A nexus of nexuses Philip Wallis
15. Integrated modeling of the energy-water nexus in the American West Tom Iseman and Vince Tidwell
16. The nexus, biodiversity and ecosystems Jamie Pittock
17. Consumers, food supply chain and the nexus Jan Lundqvist, Junguo Liu and Jakob Lundberg
Conclusion Stephen Dovers, Karen Hussey and Jamie Pittock.